Terrorists attack polling booths in Anantnag; 1 killed, 18 hurt

Updated on May 05, 2004 02:25 PM IST

One person was killed and 18 others injured in two separate incidents of terrorist attacks in Anantnag Lok Sabha constituency.

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In a bid to disrupt the elections in Anantnag Lok Sabha constituency, terrorists carried out several grenade attacks and also detonated an IED targeting election and security related installations killing one and injuring eighteen others, official sources said.

Terrorists lobbed a rifle grenade towards a polling station set up at Government women college at around 11 pm killing a civilian Ghulam Hassan Lone and wounding two others, the sources said.

Fifteen persons, including five policemen and four poll officials, were injured when terrorists lobbed a grenade at a polling station at Bijbehara, the sources said.

The sources said a BSF jawan was injured when terrorists hurled a grenade at a polling booth at Sofshalibugh in Kokernag area around 9.50 am.

Terrorists also carried out grenade attacks on polling stations at Akhran-Qazigund, Larnoo-Kokernag and Zainapora-Shopian, but there were no reports of any casualty in the incidents, the sources said.

They said an IED was set off by terrorists at Arwani in Dooru area around 10.35 am, but none was hurt in the explosion.

They also opened indiscriminate firing at Larnoo polling station around 9 am, but no one was hurt.

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